I am delighted that this month sees the launch of the paperback edition of my latest book A Claxton Diary. The date is the 21 July. Last year it was awarded the East Anglian Book Award for 2019, both in its category of general non-fiction and as overall Book of the Year. It follows the pattern of its sister volume: Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet, and dwells on the minutiae of life around our home in Norfolk. In many ways I am more pleased with the second collection than the first. I somehow felt able to get closer to how and what I wanted to say in the five years that separate the two volumes. Please let me know if you have a preference for one over the other; here. Both together, however, also make the wider point: that the world in all its complexity is here with us every step of our lives. It requires only that we stop and look and give it our loving attention.